Big Blue Finish!

What do you get when you combine 450″ of binding a really slow handstitcher?
A finish that’s a long, looooooooong time coming.
Seriously, I think my sister picked out the pattern 18 months ago {from a friend on Ravelry, I believe} and I’ve had the fabric for almost a year.
I finished the top right around the Super Bowl this year, which is how it finally got a name. It consists of 90 Hunter’s Star blocks, in Dutch Wedgewood by Windham Fabric and Kona White.
{It has been cat loved.}
It is 105×115″, which is 10″ bigger than king size.
 It’s waaaaaaaay bigger than a queen size bed.
It was quilted by Paula, because there’s no way I would have even attempted this size. We decided to use a plain white backing {in order to avoid piecing it…not a whole lot of 120″ backings out there!} But we chose blue for the thread, so when she turns back the quilt, you get to see the pop of color.
I highly recommend the ruler if anyone attempts this. Everything cut neatly and fit neatly together, even with the eight seams meeting in the star. There’s a bit of waste with the original directions, but I figured out pretty quickly how much smaller I could cut the blocks and still come out okay.
Now I kind of want to get my Hunter’s Star top quilted!

7 thoughts on “Big Blue Finish!”

Kate

Beautiful quilt.

Heather

Beautiful! And it looks amazing on the bed. GREAT job!

LynCC

Nice job! That’s a great quilt, Kate.

AlyceB

Oh my goodness, that’s a whole lotta binding!! But what a beautiful quilt! And hey, the bigger the better – more to snuggle with without having to share, haha!

Sara

That was feat for sure to get bound! Awesome job!!

knitspinquilt

That’s beautiful! I love the quilting, too — a great counterpoint to the top of it. And I like the photo on a queen-sized bed — it really emphasizes how big it is!

Debbie

oh wow! Congrats to you on a very fine and very large finish!!

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